The guesthouse is located IN the town Siglufjörður, the northernmost town of the Troll Peninsula. , this modern guest house is 16 km from Ólafsfjördur. It features scenic fjord views, a furnished terrace and summer BBQ facilities. The Herring House offers individually decorated rooms with a wardrobe and access to shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have access to a shared kitchenette. The one-bedroom cottages feature a private bathroom, kitchen, and an outdoor shower. A breakfast buffet or breakfast bag can be booked at Herring Guesthouse. A variety of restaurants, cafés and bars can be found within 5 minutes’ walk. Whale watching tours depart from Dalvík Harbour, which is 30 minutes' drive away. Hiking, golfing and skiing are popular area activities. The Herring Era Museum is 550 m away and Akureyri town is 78 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast info


Free parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Siglufjörður
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  • Mel
    Netherlands Netherlands
    The cottage was super cosy and had everything we needed. Breakfast was also very good so we would definitely recommend this place!
  • Isabel
    Spain Spain
    All great, cosy place, warm and welcoming staff, very well equipped, quiet so we could sleep well after a long drive. Hot pool and sauna with great views.
  • Isidora
    Peru Peru
    My favourite stay of our roadtrip. The garden and cottage style decoration of the cabin is just magical! We arrived late and got right into the hottub, outdoors and with great view of the garden. The cabin is a very small space but used wisely,...

Hosted by Helga & Dagur

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Helga & Dagur
The Herring House is a cozy residence for tourists and travelers around Iceland. We offer you a place to stay in the northernmost town in Iceland, Siglufjörður. Perfect place to wash your day off in our hot tub and outdoor shower and enjoy the fresh Icelandic mountain air. We are only a few minutes walk from the town´s center and main attractions. Looking forward to hosting you and give you the best experience we can offer - we live on the upper floor and are always available for our guests. Helga & Dagur
Siglufjörður is well located on top of the Troll Peninsula, the northernmost town in Iceland. There are endless walking, hiking and biking trails in the mountains, with spectacular views over the peninsula. We are also very proud of our new golf course and our popular ski area; Skarðsdalur, where you can find the longest slope in Iceland. The Troll Peninsula is also very popular for ski-touring - here you can ski from the top of the mountain all the way down to the beach. In town we have the international awarded "Herring Era Museum", Frida´s Chocolate Café, Barber´s Bar, Segull, a local brewery, fish shop with delicious "Fish & Chips", indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants and bars. You can also enjoy kayaking or angle fishing in the sea, in a lake close by and in the towns creak. What a great place.
Languages spoken: Danish,English,Icelandic

Property surroundings

Facilities of The Herring House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Live music/performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hot tub
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Minimarket on site
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Public Bath
    Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Icelandic

House rules

The Herring House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 to 20:00


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 5 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash The Herring House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that The Herring Guesthouse has no reception. Please contact the property in advance for further details.

Please let The Herring Guesthouse know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking or contact the property.

Although all rates are quoted in EUR, please note that charges will be made in ISK according to the exchange rate on the day that the charge is made.

Meal plan - Breaksfast included only for the first Guest, then for the rest would have to pay 24 EUR extra.

Please inform The Herring House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about The Herring House

  • Room options at The Herring House include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple
    • Bungalow
    • Apartment

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Herring House on this page.

  • Check-in at The Herring House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Herring House is 200 yards from the centre of Siglufjörður. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Herring House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Live music/performance
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bike tours
    • Walking tours
    • Public Bath

  • The prices at The Herring House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Herring House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet